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Contorniate with bust of Trajan

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Obverse: Bust of Trajan right, laureate, draped, cuirassed. Incised palm at right. DIVONERVAE TRAIANO Reverse: Four chariots race in the Circus Maximus, which is ornamented with statues.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; October 9, 1974: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 364–383

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 39.5 mm. Weight: 26.93 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1974.500

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Tokens and Contorniates